Olive Varietals: Arbequina, Arbosana, Koroneiki
Region: Lodi, Central Valley, California
Aroma: Delicate and fresh nose of grass with tomato and floral hints.
Flavor: A mild oil. Buttery and nutty with hints of banana. Well balanced with hints of fruit.
Uses: An excellent all-purpose oil. Use for frying, sautéing and marinades. Try on fish and salads. Use for dipping or even baking.
Harvest Date: November 2012
About the Producer: The Cortopassi family combines 50 years of agricultural expertise in California's Lodi Valley with their family's history of growing olives in Tuscany.
Corto has borrowed a system from some of California's most forward-thinking wine producers to ensure that you'll always have the absolute freshest olive oil in your kitchen. Inside the box is a bag that holds 3 liters of oil - pop this on your counter and pull out the spigot - every time you release the valve, the bag shrinks to ensure that no oxygen is getting inside. Voila! Even if it takes you 18 months to use this box of olive oil, you can rest assured that it'll be fresh and flavorful.
Certified Extra Virgin by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC)